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EBRD supports largest windfarm in Ukraine

24 January 2019

  • EBRD arranging syndicated loan of €150 million to SyvashEnergoProm
  • Project to be co-financed by Green for Growth Fund, FMO and NEFCO
  • EBRD’s latest investment under USELF III achieves significant CO2 reductions
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WFW advises UniCredit on Bel Lavello wind park project financing

17 January 2019

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) advised UniCredit S.p.A. (“Unicredit”) on the long-term project financing, through its Infrastructure & Power Project Finance division, of the Bel Lavello wind park, located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

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ACCIONA completely renovated wind farm service Spain

17 January 2019

  • El Cabrito, located at Tarifa (Cadiz), goes from ninety 330-kW wind turbines installed in 1995 to twelve 3-MW and 1.5-MW machines of Nordex technology
  • The installation will produce 16% more clean energy with the same capacity (30 MW) as the obsolete wind farm
  • The renewal has reduced its environmental impact, as well as its visual and noise profile, and makes it easier for birdlife to fly through.
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Design Certificate of 160m Nabralift Self-Erecting Tower awarded by DNV-GL

16 January 2019

DNV-GL has awarded Nabrawind with the Design Evaluation Conformity Statement for the first Nabralift Self-Erecting tower design, that was prototyped last summer in Eslava (Spain), with a total hub height of 160m.

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Business & FinanceMORE ❯
  • EBRD arranging syndicated loan of €150 million to SyvashEnergoProm
  • Project to be co-financed by Green for Growth Fund, FMO and NEFCO
  • EBRD’s latest investment under USELF III achieves significant CO2 reductions
MORE ❯
Business & FinanceMORE ❯

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) advised UniCredit S.p.A. (“Unicredit”) on the long-term project financing, through its Infrastructure & Power Project Finance division, of the Bel Lavello wind park, located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

MORE ❯
Project Development & ExecutionMORE ❯
  • El Cabrito, located at Tarifa (Cadiz), goes from ninety 330-kW wind turbines installed in 1995 to twelve 3-MW and 1.5-MW machines of Nordex technology
  • The installation will produce 16% more clean energy with the same capacity (30 MW) as the obsolete wind farm
  • The renewal has reduced its environmental impact, as well as its visual and noise profile, and makes it easier for birdlife to fly through.
MORE ❯
TechnologyMORE ❯

DNV-GL has awarded Nabrawind with the Design Evaluation Conformity Statement for the first Nabralift Self-Erecting tower design, that was prototyped last summer in Eslava (Spain), with a total hub height of 160m.

MORE ❯

18 Dec | Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

Mercedes-Benz will buy wind power for its German operations through a corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed with Norwegian utility Statkraft.

17 Dec | Lower prices for onshore wind in second Greek renewables auction

Onshore wind won almost 160 MW of capacity in Greece’s second renewables auction. The prices were competitive, coming in within a range of €55–65/MWh.

06 Dec | Support for wind energy in Ireland continues to grow

  • More than four in five (83%) back wind energy
  • Significant increases in support for wind cutting CO2 emissions and providing cheaper electricity
  • 55% in favour of a wind farm being developed in their local area

03 Dec | Technology neutral tender 2018 determined

The technology neutral tender round for 2018 has now been determined and has resulted in a record low level of aid to onshore wind turbines and solar PV. The budget for the tender round was DKK 254 million (2018 prices).

24 Jan | EBRD supports largest windfarm in Ukraine

  • EBRD arranging syndicated loan of €150 million to SyvashEnergoProm
  • Project to be co-financed by Green for Growth Fund, FMO and NEFCO
  • EBRD’s latest investment under USELF III achieves significant CO2 reductions

17 Jan | WFW advises UniCredit on Bel Lavello wind park project financing

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) advised UniCredit S.p.A. (“Unicredit”) on the long-term project financing, through its Infrastructure & Power Project Finance division, of the Bel Lavello wind park, located in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.

16 Jan | ABO Wind continues its successful cooperation with CEZ

  • Czech supplier purchases second wind farm portfolio with a total capacity of up to 116.5 megawatts
  • Sold projects will receive remuneration via former market bonus system
  • ABO Wind is working on future wind and solar projects with a total of approx. 900 megawatts

15 Jan | juwi builds thousandth wind turbine in the company history

Anniversary plant in Mohlis (Thuringia) is one of the first projects that juwi won in the tender process by the Federal Network Agency and which are now being constructed

16 Jan | Design Certificate of 160m Nabralift Self-Erecting Tower awarded by DNV-GL

DNV-GL has awarded Nabrawind with the Design Evaluation Conformity Statement for the first Nabralift Self-Erecting tower design, that was prototyped last summer in Eslava (Spain), with a total hub height of 160m.

07 Dec | Goodbye to the 4-Rotor Concept Turbine at Risø

The 4-Rotor Concept Turbine that was placed at DTU Risø Cam-pus is now dismantled. The testing of the concept is complete.

16 Oct | ACCIONA developing autonomous vehicles for underwater work within the SWARMs EUROPEAN R&D programme

  • These autonomous vehicles will be able to perform complex review and repair operations on underwater structures (ports, rigs, offshore wind turbines, etc.) without human intervention
  • They will contribute to minimising the environmental impact of dredging operations and to early detection of high concentrations of pollutants
  • The first trials were conducted in the Canary Islands, Norway and Romania

28 Sep | EDP Renewables opens pioneering battery-based energy storage facility

The Stocare Project is located next to the Cobadin wind farm in the Constanza region of Romania.

17 Jan | ACCIONA completely renovated wind farm service Spain

  • El Cabrito, located at Tarifa (Cadiz), goes from ninety 330-kW wind turbines installed in 1995 to twelve 3-MW and 1.5-MW machines of Nordex technology
  • The installation will produce 16% more clean energy with the same capacity (30 MW) as the obsolete wind farm
  • The renewal has reduced its environmental impact, as well as its visual and noise profile, and makes it easier for birdlife to fly through.

15 Jan | ERG launches two new wind farms in France totalling 31 MW - Installed power in the country exceeds 300 MW

ERG is pleased to announce the completion of the commissioning phase for Parc Eolien de la Vallée de Torfou (17.6 MW - estimated average annual output 47 GWh), a wind farm forming part of the 768 MW of assets under construction and being developed by Epuron, acquired last year (see Press Release dat

09 Jan | Swedish wind farm Anneberg completed and handed over to KGAL

Eolus has completed wind farm Anneberg in Tidaholm municipality in accordance with the time table set. All conditions for the completion of the transaction between Eolus and KGAL regarding the sale of the wind farm comprising 11 MW have been fulfilled and the buyer has taken over the facility.

08 Jan | Nexans completes high voltage cable project to connect Kype Muir wind farm to Scotland’s power grid

The Scottish Government has set an ambitious target for renewable energy resources to meet 100 percent of the country’s gross annual electricity consumption by 2020. Large onshore wind farms will play a key role in meeting this target, such as the 88 megawatt (MW) Kype Muir wind farm, where Nexans has just completed a project to provide a 16 km 132 kilovolt (kV) underground grid connection for SP Energy Networks.

07 Jan | CEZ Relies for Wind Farm Management on wpd windmanager

New wind farm for the wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG: As of January 1, 2019, the CEZ Group assigns the operational management for the wind farm Fohren-Linden to the Bremen-based company.

28 Nov | Operational Management for Polish Wind Farm of Green Bear

Eagerly, the wind energy industry looks towards Poland. After around three years of standstill, the Polish government encourages the development of wind energy again by initiating new tenders. The results have just been published.

19 Nov | RES awarded Asset Management Services Contract by NTR for Castlecraig

Castlecraig Wind Farm, owned by sustainable infrastructure investors and asset managers NTR, will be operated by leading renewable energy business, RES, following the awarding of an asset management services contract.

08 Nov | RES Complete Major Component Replacement

RES’ growing O&M team has successfully completed a major component change at Altahullion wind farm in County Derry, Northern Ireland.

04 Dec | ABB commissions first digital substations in Italy

ABB Ability™ based technology to boost efficiency and enable supply of clean wind energy

18 Sep | Balfour Beatty innovation puts connections in pole position

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Balfour Beatty have successfully energised the connection for Dorenell wind farm in Moray. The wind farm connection, which will add capacity for a further 220 MW of renewable energy to the GB transmission system, has seen the deployment of composite poles, the first time this innovative technology has been used on the GB transmission system.

03 Apr | Vestas award Roan Wind Farm contract to DELPRO Wind

DELPRO Wind has been chosen by Vestas as HV Installation partner for Norwegian onshore project Roan wind farm, which is the first part of the very large Fosen wind farm.

08 Mar | Turkey’s TEIAS relies on ABB technology to integrate renewables

2018-03-08 - The Turkish electricity transmission company TEIAS is striving for greater sustainability and reliability of electricity transmission with the help of ABB technology

18 Dec | Highland communities in £28m funding boost

Highland communities will benefit to the tune of £28millon thanks to Britain’s newest onshore wind farm, built by SSE Renewables.

24 Sep | Increasingly Sophisticated Use of Triton Data Reflects Growing Confidence In Remote Sensing

The diverse range of applications by European wind operators and developers spans wind resource assessment, bankable due diligence and noise studies.

21 Feb | First reinforced material generated from recycled wind turbine blades

EDP Renewables, through its collaboration agreement with TRC, produces the first reinforced material generated from recycled wind turbine blades. These are the first results of the agreement signed with TRC in 2017 to develop viable and highly efficient alternatives for the recycling of decommissioned wind turbine blades.

30 Oct | World first: ALE’s bespoke onshore wind tower heightening pushes engineering boundaries

ALE has achieved another world first and provided a bespoke engineering solution to heighten the prototype of one the world’s highest wind towers, the Nabralift self-erecting tower, with limited use of cranes for significant time and cost savings in Navarra, Spain.

10 Jul | Sarens Deploys Innovative Crane Solution at German Wind Farm

PC 3800-1 used to erect turbines at Renkenberge Wind Farm

31 May | Peikko delivers rock foundations to Sørfjord wind park in Norway

Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order from Sørfjord Vindpark AS for the delivery of rock foundation technology to a wind park project located in Nordland County, Northern Norway. Sørfjord Vindpark AS is fully owned by Fortum, a leading clean energy company developing and offering solutions for its customers in electricity, heating, and cooling, as well as solutions to improve resource efficiency.

23 Feb | Global Wind Service delivering crane and installation for Čibuk 1 wind farm, Serbia

GE Renewable Energy contracted wind turbine installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) to deliver crane and installation for the commissioning of the Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia. Covering 57x 2.75-120m GE wind turbines, it makes it the largest wind project in the Western Balkans.

10 Jan | The Nordex Group to build two more wind farms for Vattenfall in the Netherlands

13 large turbines planned for Dutch projects totalling 49 MW

09 Jan | Senvion confirms notice to proceed for 41 MW in Spain

First phase of Spanish agreement signed with Alfanar Energy Hamburg/Madrid

17 Dec | Vestas secures first order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

Vestas has received a 33 MW order from German municipal utility enercity Erneuerbare GmbH, a subsidiary of Hannover-based utility enercity AG, for the Klettwitz III B.A. 2.2 project located in Klettwitz in the Brandenburg region in eastern Germany.

12 Dec | Senvion signs 48 MW contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

Senvion has signed 47.5 megawatts (MW) firm contracts of its modular 3.XM series in Belgium, France and Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2018.